BATTERY LIGHT IS ON AND POWER STEERING IS GONE

  • Tiny
  • soylesley
  • Saturn

1997 Saturn SC1, 165,000 miles - I noticed my battery light was on when I started my car and it was difficult to steer. I checked the level of power steering fluid and it was fine. Do you know what's possibly wrong.

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Sunday, May 7th, 2006 AT 5:22 PM

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  • losone
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The battery light has nothing to do with your power steering.

Battery light is probably an alternator

Hard steering is probably the rack and pinion unless it has a separate belt and then it could be the belt

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Sunday, May 7th, 2006 AT 5:28 PM
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  • peppermrj
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It is unlikely that both units failed simultaneously. Chances are your serpentine belt and it's tensioner are either dead or dying. I would replace both.

Good luck and let us know. :)

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Sunday, May 7th, 2006 AT 10:18 PM

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